Wall Street Journal Index

Aging – See Neuroscience, Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Airport Screening – See National Security, Psychology

 

Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists World-Wide Battle a Narrow View Of Alzheimer's Cause     16 April 2004

Is Alzheimer's Field Blocking Research Into Other Causes?     9 April 2004

Harnessing Stem Cells To Battle Alzheimer's Is at Least Worth a Try     2 July 2004

Fevered Debate Over Alzheimer's Origins Causes Deep Divisions     6 August 2004

Studies on Dementia Often Confuse Causes With Consequences     28 April 2006

Alzheimer's Research Makes Dramatic Shift To Widen Perspective     17 November 2006

Playing Catch-Up After Lost Time In Alzheimer's Labs     24 November 2006

 

Astronomy, Cosmology & Space Science

Oh, Those Pesky Universal Constants -- They May Be Changing     19 April 2002

Latest Observations Steal the Thunder From Big Bang Theory     26 April 2002

Scientists (Again) Warn `Star Wars' Threatens Safety of Space Orbit     12 July 2002

Shuttle Science: Just Along for the Ride?     3 February 2003

The Hard Question for NASA: Can the Space Station Survive? --- Disaster Highlights a History Of Cost, Control Problems And Ever-Shifting Goals --- Forced to Rely on the Russians By Sharon Begley and Anne Marie Squeo in New York and Guy Chazan in Moscow, 5 February 2003

Do Not Despair: Mysteries of Cosmos Are Not All Solved     11 April 2003

Science's Big Query: What Can We Know, And What Can't We?     30 May 2003

Universe's Big Events May Help Shed Light On the Smallest Ones     21 May 2004

Search for Other Life In Galaxy May Require A Broader Outlook     21 January 2005

Definition of Infinity Expands for Scientists And Mathematicians     29 July 2005

Physicists Are Asking: Are Universe's Traits Random or Inevitable?     16 September 2005

Scientists Revisit Data On Mars With Minds More Open to 'Life'     27 October 2006

Just How Precise Is the Balancing Act That Maintains Life?     1 December 2006

 

Autism – See Neuroscience

Baseball Physics & Statistics – See Sports Science

 

Behavioral Biology

Today, Let's Ponder The Less Romantic Aspects of Mating     14 February 2003

In the Brave Guppy And Hyper Octopus, Clues to Personality     10 October 2003

Bold Studies Consider Whether Animals Know What They Don't Know     28 November 2003

Cultures of Animals May Provide Insights Into Human Behavior     7 May 2004

Mellow or Stressed? Mom's Care Can Alter DNA of Her Offspring     16 July 2004

Do the Mating Habits Of Bugs Offer Lessons For Human Valentines?     11 February 2005

The Birds and the Bees Have a Lot to Teach Us -- And Our Valentines     10 February 2006

Buffalo Seek Consensus And Other Tales of How Animals Decide Things     14 April 2006

What Your Pet Is Thinking     27 October 2006

Animals Seem to Have An Inherent Sense Of Fairness and Justice     10 November 2006

 

Biotechnology –See Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Brain Imaging – See Neuroscience

 

Cancer: Causes, Occurrence, Treatment & Prevention

Are Tainted Vaccines Given to Baby Boomers Now Causing Cancer?     19 July 2002

Self-Exams Don't Cut Breast-Cancer Death Risk --- Counterintuitive Findings Fly in Face of Data Linking Early Detection, Outcome     2 October 2002

New Statistics Show Increase In Cancer Rates     16 October 2002

Cancer Cells Appear To Be Unusually Adept At Dodging Therapies     11 July 2003

Therapy Breakthrough: Only Some Cancer Cells Regenerate Tumors     27 February 2004

Why Targeted Drugs To Battle Cancer Fall Short of Promise     10 September 2004

Critics Say Genetic Study Overstated Breast-Cancer Risk     7 January 2005

Fluoridation, Cancer: Did Researchers Ask The Right Questions?     22 July 2005

Early Cancer Detection Doesn't Always Give Patient an Advantage     26 August 2005

The Rush to Biomarker Tests     12 December 2006

 

Climate Science, Climate Change

Global Warming Means A Possible Big Chill For Northern Regions     7 March 2003

Science May Discover The Hair of the Dog For Pollution Binge     25 July 2003

Is the New York Ice Age In That Summer Movie A Realistic Possibility?     14 May 2004

Hurricane Forecasters Try Model That Focuses On Chances of Landfall     10 June 2005

Man-Made Mistakes Increase Devastation Of `Natural' Disasters     2 September 2005

Scientists Explain How They Attribute Climate-Change Data     12 May 2006

How Melting Glaciers Alter Earth's Surface, Spur Quakes, Volcanoes     9 June 2006

 

Cloning –See Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

 

Demography

Single Mothers of Sons Are More Likely to Wed Than Moms of Girls     9 May 2003

 

Depression – See Mental Health

 

Diabetes

After Initial Rejection, Scientists Back Work On Cure for Diabetes     24 March 2006

 

Diet, Nutrition & Health

Sausage or Fresh Fruit? It Might Not Matter At All to Your Genes     23 August 2002

Chubby Blonde? Slim And Dark? Lab Mice Take After Mom's Diet     15 August 2003

Diet During Pregnancy Could Have Effects That Last to Adulthood     22 August 2003

Blame It on Your Mom: Roots of Adult Diseases Trace Back to Womb     17 September 2004

Grandma's Behavior While Pregnant Affects Her Grandkids' Health     13 May 2005

 

Earth Sciences

Extra: Asteroid Cleared in Dinosaurs' Death     2 March 2004

The Science of Tsunamis --- The Indian Ocean Has Few Of the Early-Warning Systems That Ring the Pacific Ocean     27 December 2004

Tsunami Warnings Would Have Spared Lives, Scientists Say     28 December 2004

Hurricane Forecasters Try Model That Focuses On Chances of Landfall     10 June 2005

Man-Made Mistakes Increase Devastation Of `Natural' Disasters     2 September 2005

How Melting Glaciers Alter Earth's Surface, Spur Quakes, Volcanoes     9 June 2006

 

Ecology

Don't Be Fooled, Those Nice Plants Are Packing Heat     26 May 2006

 

Economics

Furry Math? Market Has Failed to Capture True Value of Nature     9 August 2002

Financial Obstacles Help Keep Doctors From Patient Research     2 May 2003

Wealth and Happiness Don't Necessarily Go Hand in Hand     13 August 2004

 

Educational Psychology

The Best Ways to Make Schoolchildren Learn? We Just Don't Know      10 December 2004

To Improve Education, We Need Clinical Trials To Show What Works     17 December 2004

Real Self-Esteem Builds on Achievement, Not Praise for Slackers     18 April 2003

The Kid Flunked, but He Sure Pays Attention     29 May 2003

Expectations May Alter Outcomes Far More Than We Realize     7 November 2003

Harvard Chief's Words On Innate Differences Lack Basis in Science     28 January 2005

How Nurture Overrides Kids' Nature -- or Why Succotash Model Fails     13 January 2006

Do School Systems Aggravate Differences In Natural Ability?     2 June 2006

That's Not Baby Talk It's Your Kid Testing Her Grasp of Chinese     11 August 2006

You Might Help a Teen Avoid Dumb Behavior By Nurturing Intuition     3 November 2006

 

Environment/Gene Interactions – See Nature/Nurture

 

Epistemology

Biologists Hail Dawn Of a New Approach: Don't Shoot the Radio     21 February 2003

Science's Big Query: What Can We Know, And What Can't We?     30 May 2003

Despite Appearances, Science Doesn't Deny The Existence of God     27 January 2006

 

Evolution

What Distinguishes Us From the Chimps? Actually, Not Much     12 April 2002

Forget That Ape-Man --- Fossils Found in Chad Suggest Less Tidy Human Origins; Was Lucy Just a Great-Aunt?     11 July 2002

Devolution? Not Likely, As Some `Bad' Genes Carry Hidden Treasures     16 August 2002

Evolution Critics Come Under Fire for Flaws In `Intelligent Design'     13 February 2004

A Clue to Why Chimps, People Differ So Much Despite Similar DNA     26 March 2004

Tough Assignment: Teaching Evolution To Fundamentalists     3 December 2004

Yes, Evolution Still Has Unanswered Questions; That's How Science Is     3 June 2005

Two New Discoveries Answer Big Questions In Evolution Theory     7 April 2006

 

Evolution of Human Behavior

Science Finds Evidence of a Kinder, Smarter Neanderthal --- These Pre-Modern Humans Actually Cared for Their Sick -- Living to the Ripe Old Age of 40     23 April 2002

Math Whizzes Do Excel At Music, but Is Link Merely a Coincidence?     18 June 2004

In Explaining How We Got This Way, Beware Of the Just-So Story     25 June 2004

Mellow or Stressed? Mom's Care Can Alter DNA of Her Offspring     16 July 2004

Vengeance Is Mine, Sayeth the Lord -- But Scientists Differ     15 October 2004

Evolution Psychology May Not Help Explain Our Behavior After All     29 April 2005

Theory Men Are Wired To Kill Straying Mates Is Offensive and Wrong     20 May 2005

Caveman Crooners May Have Helped Early Humans Survive     31 March 2006

Darwin Revisited: Females Don't Always Go for Hottest Mate     5 May 2006

Animals Seem to Have An Inherent Sense Of Fairness and Justice     10 November 2006

 

Extra-terrestrial Life – See Astronomy, Cosmology & Space Science

 

Fluoridation

Fluoridation, Cancer: Did Researchers Ask The Right Questions?     22 July 2005

Government Panel Raises Concern About Fluoride --- National Academy of Sciences Calls Current Ceiling Unsafe; Monitoring Your Local Supply     23 March 2006

 

Forensic Science – See Science & law

 

Gender & Ability

Expectations May Alter Outcomes Far More Than We Realize     7 November 2003

Harvard Chief's Words On Innate Differences Lack Basis in Science     28 January 2005

Improved Formula: In England, Girls Are Closing Gap With Boys in Math --- Making Class Interactive Has Side Effect: Females Thrive; Echoes of Harvard Debate --- What It Means to Be `Innate'     By Jeanne Whalen and Sharon Begley,     30 March 2005

Do School Systems Aggravate Differences In Natural Ability?     2 June 2006

He, Once a She, Offers Own View On Science Spat     13 July 2006

 

Genetics

What Distinguishes Us From the Chimps? Actually, Not Much     12 April 2002

Devolution? Not Likely, As Some `Bad' Genes Carry Hidden Treasures     16 August 2002

Poisons Aren't Toxic To Everyone Equally, Creating a Dilemma     24 January 2003

Biologists Hail Dawn Of a New Approach: Don't Shoot the Radio     21 February 2003

DNA's Double Helix Isn't So Golden Now, But Happy 50, Anyway     28 February 2003

Just How Many Genes Does It Take to Make A Human? Wanna Bet?     23 May 2003

Scientifically, Race Is Only Skin Deep And Not Very Useful     1 August 2003

Bill Seeking to Ban DNA Discrimination Isn't Really Necessary     6 February 2004

A Clue to Why Chimps, People Differ So Much Despite Similar DNA     26 March 2004

Resurrecting Genes Helps Scientists Learn About Extinct Species     30 April 2004

Math Whizzes Do Excel At Music, but Is Link Merely a Coincidence?     18 June 2004

In Explaining How We Got This Way, Beware Of the Just-So Story     25 June 2004

Mellow or Stressed? Mom's Care Can Alter DNA of Her Offspring     16 July 2004

How a Second, Secret Genetic Code Turns Genes On and Off     23 July 2004

Ancestry Trumps Race In Predicting Efficacy Of Drug Treatments     29 October 2004

Critics Say Genetic Study Overstated Breast-Cancer Risk     7 January 2005

DNA-Disease Links Aren't Always as Real As They First Appear     14 January 2005

Why Gene Therapy Still Hasn't Produced Major Breakthroughs     18 February 2005

Water-Flea Case Shows That Ability to Adapt Is What's Really Innate     22 April 2005

Imprinted Genes Offer Key to Some Diseases -- And to Possible Cures     24 June 2005

Linking DNA Profiles To Diseases May Not Lead to Prevention     4 November 2005

Life Events Thwart Scientists' Attempts To Draw DNA Profiles     7 July 2006

 

Homosexuality – See Nature/Nurture

Human Genome – See Genetics

Hurricanes – See Climate Science

Intelligence – See Nature/Nurture, Neuroscience, Educational Psychology

Learning —See Educational Psychology

 

Linguistics

That's Not Baby Talk It's Your Kid Testing Her Grasp of Chinese     11 August 2006

 

Love, Sex & Mating

Kissing-Cousin Taboo: Can Love Conquer Biological Destiny?     17 May 2002

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways -- And Other Bad Ideas     6 September 2002

In Love and Jealousy, Men Are From Earth, And So Are Women     4 October 2002

Today, Let's Ponder The Less Romantic Aspects of Mating     14 February 2003

Do the Mating Habits Of Bugs Offer Lessons For Human Valentines?     11 February 2005

The Birds and the Bees Have a Lot to Teach Us -- And Our Valentines     10 February 2006

Darwin Revisited: Females Don't Always Go for Hottest Mate     5 May 2006

 

Mathematics

Extra Dimensions: They Can't Be Seen, But May Be Measured     24 May 2002

Amaze Your Kids, And Even Yourself, With Some Math Magic     26 July 2002

A Beautiful Science: Getting the Math Right Can Thwart Terrorism     16 May 2003

As the Stakes Increase, Prime-Number Theory Moves Closer to Proof     8 April 2005

Definition of Infinity Expands for Scientists And Mathematicians     29 July 2005

Ever More Relevant, Prime-Number Proofs Chalk Up More Success     3 February 2006

Major Math Problem Is Believed Solved By Reclusive Russian     21 July 2006

 

Memory

The Memory of Sept. 11 Is Seared in Your Mind; But Is It Really True?     13 September 2002

Eyewitnesses to Crime Are Often Blinded By Shock, Adrenaline     25 October 2002

New Ethical Minefield: Drugs to Boost Memory And Sharpen Attention     1 October 2004

 

Mental Health

In NIMH Study, Therapy Works As Well as Drugs For Depression     24 May 2002

New Hope for Battling Depression Relapses --- Study Illuminates Why the Benefits Of Therapy Are More Lasting Than Medication     6 January 2004

Parkinson's Study Shows Effects Of Placebo Can Be Quite Real     17 May 2004

Developing Problem: Why Depression Looks Different In a Kid's Brain --- New Studies May Help Explain Links Between Suicide And Antidepressant Use --- The Role of Impulse Control     15 October 2004

A Spotless Mind May Ease Suffering, But Erase Identity     19 August 2005

Some Drugs Work To Treat Depression, But It Isn't Clear How     18 November 2005

 

Mind & Brain – See Neuroscience

Mind-Body Interactions – See Neuroscience

 

Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Eve May Be Offspring Of a Very Long Line Of Science Hoaxes     3 January 2003

Researchers Exploring `What Is Life?' Seek To Create a Living Cell     2 April 2004

Search for Other Life In Galaxy May Require A Broader Outlook     21 January 2005

Now That Chimeras Exist, What if Some Turn Out Too Human?     6 May 2005

 

National Security

Scientists (Again) Warn `Star Wars' Threatens Safety of Space Orbit    12 July 2002

New Bioterror Models Show Limited Threat From Smallpox Attack     8 November 2002

Likely Suicide Bombers Include Some Profiles You'd Never Suspect     4 April 2003

A Beautiful Science: Getting the Math Right Can Thwart Terrorism     16 May 2003

Alternative Peer Groups May Offer Way to Deter Some Suicide Bombers     8 October 2004

Why Just Detecting Hidden Explosives May Not Cut Deaths     8 July 2005

Simulations of Attacks By Terrorists Illustrate Challenge Officials Face     15 July 2005

Modeling, Simulations Can Help a City Offer More Efficient Exodus     30 September 2005

Why Airport Screeners Sometimes Don't Spot Guns, Knives, Scissors     30 December 2005

Quantitative Analysis Offers Tools to Predict Likely Terrorist Moves     17 February 2006

When Terror Strikes, Liberals and the Right Vote Further Apart     13 October 2006

 

Natural Disasters – See Earth Sciences

 

Nature/Nurture

Kissing-Cousin Taboo: Can Love Conquer Biological Destiny?     17 May 2002

The Nature of Nurture: How the Environment Can Shape Our Genes     14 June 2002

Sausage or Fresh Fruit? It Might Not Matter At All to Your Genes     23 August 2002

Genes May Determine Which Abused Kids Will `Grow Up Bad'     20 September 2002

Good Genes Count, But Many Factors Make Up a High IQ     20 June 2003

Chubby Blonde? Slim And Dark? Lab Mice Take After Mom's Diet     15 August 2003

Mellow or Stressed? Mom's Care Can Alter DNA of Her Offspring     16 July 2004

Blame It on Your Mom: Roots of Adult Diseases Trace Back to Womb     17 September 2004

Racism Studies Find Rational Part of Brain Can Override Prejudice     19 November 2004

DNA-Disease Links Aren't Always as Real As They First Appear     14 January 2005

Harvard Chief's Words On Innate Differences Lack Basis in Science     28 January 2005

Improved Formula: In England, Girls Are Closing Gap With Boys in Math --- Making Class Interactive Has Side Effect: Females Thrive; Echoes of Harvard Debate --- What It Means to Be `Innate'     By Jeanne Whalen and Sharon Begley,     30 March 2005

Water-Flea Case Shows That Ability to Adapt Is What's Really Innate     22 April 2005

Grandma's Behavior While Pregnant Affects Her Grandkids' Health     13 May 2005

How Nurture Overrides Kids' Nature -- or Why Succotash Model Fails     13 January 2006

Parents Can Counteract `Environments' Created By Children's Genes     24 February 2006

Do School Systems Aggravate Differences In Natural Ability?     2 June 2006

Genes, Not Experience, Explain Why the Lives Of Some Take Bad Turn     16 June 2006

A New Look at Link Between Being Gay And Having Brothers     30 June 2006

Life Events Thwart Scientists' Attempts To Draw DNA Profiles     7 July 2006

 

Neuroscience

Experiment With Wired Rats Gives Charge to Neuroscience --- Remote Control of `Living Robots' Offers Promise of New Treatments For Paralysis, Rescue Missions     2 May 2002

In the Placebo Debate, New Support for Role Of the Brain in Healing     10 May 2002

So Much for Destiny: Even Thoughts Can Turn Genes `On' and `Off'     21 June 2002

Why George Gershwin May Have Called It `Rhapsody in Blue'     28 June 2002

Follow Your Intuition: The Unconscious You May Be the Wiser Half     30 August 2002

This Is Your Brain; This Is Your Brain On a Surging Stock     15 November 2002

Maybe for This Year, You Can Try Whipping Your Brain Into Shape     10 January 2003

How Humans React When Bad Things Occur Again and Again     7 February 2003

East vs. West: One Sees the Big Picture, The Other Is Focused     28 March 2003

The Kid Flunked, but He Sure Pays Attention     29 May 2003

Good Genes Count, But Many Factors Make Up a High IQ     20 June 2003

New Insights Into Autism --- Growth Spurt of Infant's Head May Be Early Warning Sign, Raising Hope for Intervention     16 July 2003

Dalai Lama and MIT Together Investigate Value of Meditation     19 September 2003

Gesturing as You Talk Can Help You Take A Load Off Your Mind     14 November 2003

Scientists World-Wide Battle a Narrow View Of Alzheimer's Cause     16 April 2004

Is Alzheimer's Field Blocking Research Into Other Causes?     9 April 2004

Parkinson's Study Shows Effects Of Placebo Can Be Quite Real     17 May 2004

Math Whizzes Do Excel At Music, but Is Link Merely a Coincidence?     18 June 2004

Harnessing Stem Cells To Battle Alzheimer's Is at Least Worth a Try     2 July 2004

Fevered Debate Over Alzheimer's Origins Causes Deep Divisions     6 August 2004

New Ethical Minefield: Drugs to Boost Memory And Sharpen Attention     1 October 2004

Brainteasers May Help Researchers Determine What Spurs Creativity     12 November 2004

Racism Studies Find Rational Part of Brain Can Override Prejudice     19 November 2004

Reversing Partial Blindness --- Therapy Aims to `Rewire' Brains of Stroke Victims    1 February 2005

How Mirror Neurons Help Us to Empathize, Really Feel Others' Pain     4 March 2005

While Brain Imaging Offers New Knowledge, It Can Be an Illusion     18 March 2005

Now That Chimeras Exist, What if Some Turn Out Too Human?     6 May 2005

Our Brains Strive To See Only the Good, Leading Some to God     28 October 2005

Turkey, Talk, Family: One More Reason It All Seems Familiar     25 November 2005

Even Old Brains Seem Flexible Enough To Enjoy a Workout     2 December 2005

Old Brains Don't Work That Badly After All, Especially Trained Ones     3 March 2006

All in Your Head? Yes, and Scientists Are Figuring Out Why     17 March 2006

Caveman Crooners May Have Helped Early Humans Survive     31 March 2006

Oops! Mental Training, Crosswords Fail to Slow Decline of Aging Brain     21 April 2006

Studies on Dementia Often Confuse Causes With Consequences     28 April 2006

There May Be More To a Vegetative State Than Science Thought     8 September 2006

How to Keep Your Aging Brain Fit: Aerobics --- Forget Crossword Puzzles -- Study Says 3 Hours of Exercise a Week Can Bolster Memory, Intellect     16 November 2006

A Pentagon Agency Is Looking at Brains -- And Raising Eyebrows     15 December 2006

 

Nobel Prizes

Nobel Prize Judges Honor Some Greats But Snub Others     17 October 2003

 

Paleontology

Science Finds Evidence of a Kinder, Smarter Neanderthal --- These Pre-Modern Humans Actually Cared for Their Sick -- Living to the Ripe Old Age of 40     23 April 2002

Forget That Ape-Man --- Fossils Found in Chad Suggest Less Tidy Human Origins; Was Lucy Just a Great-Aunt?     11 July 2002

Extra: Asteroid Cleared in Dinosaurs' Death     2 March 2004

Resurrecting Genes Helps Scientists Learn About Extinct Species     30 April 2004

Two New Discoveries Answer Big Questions In Evolution Theory     7 April 2006

 

Physics

Oh, Those Pesky Universal Constants -- They May Be Changing     19 April 2002

Envy Microworld Life, Where Things Get Neater as Time Passes     2 August 2002

Can Hermeneutics And Quantum Theory Shape Your Reality?     13 December 2002

Getting Einstein -- Physicists Are Solving Paradoxes of Relativity     8 August 2003

Cold Fusion Isn't Dead, It's Just Withering From Scientific Neglect     5 September 2003

Physicists to Expose Wild and Crazy Side Of Everyday Things     5 March 2004

In Physics, Big Errors Can Get the Ball Rolling Toward Big Discoveries     3 September 2004

Physicists Are Asking: Are Universe's Traits Random or Inevitable?     16 September 2005

Even Scientists Marvel At `Spooky' Behavior Of Separated Objects     14 October 2005

The Magical Behavior Of Subatomic Particles Moves Into Real World     6 January 2006

Scientists Try to Put Right Spin on Quarks To Understand Matter     19 May 2006

Has String Theory Tied Up Better Ideas In Field of Physics?     23 June 2006

 

Placebo Effect – See Neuroscience

 

Psychology

Videocameras, Too, Can Lie, or at Least Create Jury Prejudice     31 January 2003

How Humans React When Bad Things Occur Again and Again     7 February 2003

East vs. West: One Sees the Big Picture, The Other Is Focused     28 March 2003

Likely Suicide Bombers Include Some Profiles You'd Never Suspect     4 April 2003

Real Self-Esteem Builds on Achievement, Not Praise for Slackers     18 April 2003

A Beautiful Science: Getting the Math Right Can Thwart Terrorism     16 May 2003

The Kid Flunked, but He Sure Pays Attention     29 May 2003

Is Trauma Debriefing Worse Than Letting Victims Heal Naturally?     12 September 2003

Expectations May Alter Outcomes Far More Than We Realize     7 November 2003

Researchers Seek Roots Of Morality in Biology, With Intriguing Results     11 June 2004

Wealth and Happiness Don't Necessarily Go Hand in Hand     13 August 2004

Alternative Peer Groups May Offer Way to Deter Some Suicide Bombers     8 October 2004

Vengeance Is Mine, Sayeth the Lord -- But Scientists Differ     15 October 2004

Racism Studies Find Rational Part of Brain Can Override Prejudice     19 November 2004

People Believe a `Fact' That Fits Their Views Even if It's Clearly False     4 February 2005

Interrogation Methods Can Elicit Confessions From Innocent People     15 April 2005

Evolution Psychology May Not Help Explain Our Behavior After All     29 April 2005

Theory Men Are Wired To Kill Straying Mates Is Offensive and Wrong     20 May 2005

Why Just Detecting Hidden Explosives May Not Cut Deaths     8 July 2005

For Space Travelers, Logic Seems to Be A Truly Alien Concept     21 October 2005

Why Airport Screeners Sometimes Don't Spot Guns, Knives, Scissors     30 December 2005

All in Your Head? Yes, and Scientists Are Figuring Out Why     17 March 2006

The Key to Peace In Mideast May Be 'Sacred Beliefs'     25 August 2006

When Terror Strikes, Liberals and the Right Vote Further Apart     13 October 2006

Critical Thinking: Part Skill, Part Mindset And Totally Up to You     20 October 2006

 

Public Health

If We Must Ration Vaccines for a Flu, Who Calls the Shots?     6 October 2006

The Rush to Biomarker Tests     12 December 2006

 

Quantum Physics – See Physics

Racism – See Neuroscience, nature/Nurture, Psychology

Religion – See Science & Popular Culture

 

Science & Law

Videocameras, Too, Can Lie, or at Least Create Jury Prejudice     31 January 2003

Inertia, Hope, Morality Score TKOs in Bouts With `Solid Science'     6 June 2003

Ban on `Junk Science' Also Keeps Jurors From Sound Evidence     27 June 2003

Despite Its Reputation, Fingerprint Evidence Isn't Really Infallible     4 June 2004

Interrogation Methods Can Elicit Confessions From Innocent People     15 April 2005

Fingerprint Matches Come Under More Fire As Potentially Fallible     7 October 2005

 

Science & Politics

Now, Science Panelists Are Picked for Ideology Rather Than Expertise      6 December 2002

Why We Sometimes Get Tofu for President When We Want Beef     14 March 2003

Inertia, Hope, Morality Score TKOs in Bouts With `Solid Science'     6 June 2003

Is Your Radio Too Loud To Hear the Phone? You Messed Up a Poll     12 March 2004

Public-Opinion Polls Diverge Because They Are Still Partly an Art     24 September 2004

People Believe a `Fact' That Fits Their Views Even if It's Clearly False     4 February 2005

While Brain Imaging Offers New Knowledge, It Can Be an Illusion     18 March 2005

Political Scientists Get More Scientific In Studying the Vote     18 August 2006

The Key to Peace In Mideast May Be 'Sacred Beliefs'     25 August 2006

When Terror Strikes, Liberals and the Right Vote Further Apart     13 October 2006

 

Science & Popular Culture

Santa, You Haven't Changed a Bit! -- And There's a Reason     20 December 2002

Single Mothers of Sons Are More Likely to Wed Than Moms of Girls     9 May 2003

Inertia, Hope, Morality Score TKOs in Bouts With `Solid Science'     6 June 2003

Scientifically, Race Is Only Skin Deep And Not Very Useful     1 August 2003

Racism Studies Find Rational Part of Brain Can Override Prejudice     19 November 2004

Tough Assignment: Teaching Evolution To Fundamentalists     3 December 2004

For Space Travelers, Logic Seems to Be A Truly Alien Concept     21 October 2005

Our Brains Strive To See Only the Good, Leading Some to God     28 October 2005

Despite Appearances, Science Doesn't Deny The Existence of God     27 January 2006

A New Look at Link Between Being Gay And Having Brothers     30 June 2006

He, Once a She, Offers Own View On Science Spat     13 July 2006

What Your Pet Is Thinking     27 October 2006

 

Science Policy, Ethics, Sociology & Institutions of Science

Case Involving Tests On Newborns Shows Need For Strict Ethics     3 May 2002

Science Breaks Down When Cheaters Think They Won't Be Caught     27 September 2002

Review Boards Pose Threat to Tough Work By Social Scientists     1 November 2002

Can Pesticide Tests On Humans Ever Meet Standards for Ethics?     17 January 2003

White House Seeks Peer-Review Standard For Range of Studies     5 December 2003

A Smaller NIH Budget Means Fewer Scientists And 'Too-Safe' Studies     1 September 2006

New Journals Bet 'Negative Results' Save Time, Money     15 September 2006

NIH Funds 'Pioneers,' But Award May Not Help Study Shortfalls     8 December 2006

 

Sexual Orientation – See Nature/Nurture

 

“Shortages” of Scientists and Engineers

As We Lose Engineers, Who Will Take Us Into the Future?     7 June 2002

Angry Engineers Blame Shortage on Low Pay, Layoffs and Age Bias     5 July 2002

Slim Pickings -- Behind `Shortage' of Engineers: Employers Grow More Choosy --- Job Hunters Face Long Lists Of Requirements as Web Brings Flood of Resumes --- Two Hires From 158 Applicants     16 November 2005

A Smaller NIH Budget Means Fewer Scientists And 'Too-Safe' Studies     1 September 2006

 

Societal Benefits of Research

Physician-Researchers Needed to Move Cures Out of the Rat's Cage     25 April 2003

Financial Obstacles Help Keep Doctors From Patient Research     2 May 2003

Too Many Patients Never Reap Benefits Of Great Research     26 September 2003

Why Gene Therapy Still Hasn't Produced Major Breakthroughs     18 February 2005

Imprinted Genes Offer Key to Some Diseases -- And to Possible Cures     24 June 2005

Linking DNA Profiles To Diseases May Not Lead to Prevention     4 November 2005

 

Sports Science

Pigskin Overtime Rules And Beaned Batters Spur Math Theorems     9 January 2004

Why Hitting Curveballs Scores More Homers; How Pedro Proves Rule     28 May 2004

What Stats Reveal (Or Don't Reveal) About Barry Bonds     14 July 2006

 

Terrorism – See National Security

 

Toxicology

Poisons Aren't Toxic To Everyone Equally, Creating a Dilemma     24 January 2003

Scientists Revisit Idea That a Little Poison Could Be Beneficial     19 December 2003

 

Traffic

Now There's Proof -- You're in a Traffic Jam For No Good Reason     3 October 2003

Readers Take a Stab At Tips for Traffic -- Many Are Illusions     24 October 2003

A Few Cars Controlled By Computer Can Keep Rest of Traffic Flowing     30 July 2004

How Brief Drop in Cars Can Trigger Tie-Ups, And Other Traffic Tales     1 July 2005

Modeling, Simulations Can Help a City Offer More Efficient Exodus     30 September 2005

 

Tusnamis – See Earth Sciences

 

Why Research Hasn’t Cured Most Diseases – See Societal Benefits of Research

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